My speech in Parliament on the hidden condition endometriosis - 23 October, 2017

I spoke in parliament about the hidden women’s health problem - endometriosis. One in ten Australian women suffer from this debilitating condition in silence, and some are misdiagnosed or don't seek the medical advice they need for what they believe is just 'period pain' - their lot as a woman.

Added to this are the many cultural and religious attitudes towards a woman’s menstrual cycle with women of CALD backgrounds finding it hard to talk about this condition, let alone seek the medical advice they desperately need.

In my speech, I spoke of the trail blazers of the next generation of CALD women who know the only way to change perceptions about this silent disease is by going public with them.